KyuuBi no Kitsune [九尾の狐], The Nine-Tailed Fox

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Area(s) Reported: Toshigi Prefecture: Japan
Date(s) Reported: 1129~1156 CE

Of the supernatural foxes of Japan -- the 'kitsune' -- none had a reputation as evil as that of the 'KyuuBi no Kitsune' -- the Nine-Tailed Fox! Strangely though, much of the tale of this malevolent creature has been forgotten in modern Japan; enough so to cause a small internet panic in 2022, actually...

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